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Lessons from 1918 pandemic stick for COVID-19 in 2020

NOV. 9, 1918 — The prediction made by health officer G. N. Simpson and other members of the Emergency Relief Committee that Thursday night’s jollification was bound to reflect itself in the new flu cases reported in the city bore fruit today, when the reports of new cases numbered 45, ...

Letter to our readers on coronavirus pandemic

Dear readers, The last few weeks have been full of uncertainty for all of us when it comes to the COVID-19 health crisis. We take seriously our responsibility and the trust you place in us as your local news source, so we believe it’s important that we update you on how The Vindicator is ...

Car sales in Valley, US take a hit

Automobile sales have crashed. As consumers stay holed up at home during the novel coronavirus pandemic, rather than haggling on car lots, auto pricing website Edmunds estimates U.S. new vehicle sales plunged 40 percent in March compared with a year ago. The story is the same for dealers ...

Dorm plan for at-risk Mahoning County youth gets sidetracked

By ED RUNYAN Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — Two proponents of a proposed college-prep dormitory to serve at-risk students say they still do not have a location for the facility or the funding to build it. They are hoping, however, that state officials will help with the funding after they ...

COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Valley continue to rise

Nearly 42,000 Ohioans have been tested for COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases continues to rise, while the number of deaths now has reached triple digits at 102, including 25 in the Mahoning Valley. As of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 2 p.m. update Saturday, there are 3,739 confirmed cases, ...

Facing challenges: Raising grandkids a struggle during virus quarantine

Whether trying to help with their schoolwork using the newest technology, getting them to stay in front of the computer to finish assignments or just having enough food in the house because they are home all day, grandparents raising grandchildren are facing more challenges than ever during ...

Cable series brings entertainment to nursing homes

Life in a nursing home can be lonely at times, even under the best of circumstances. With lockdowns in place to protect vulnerable senior citizens from the deadly COVID-19 virus, residents not only are being kept away from their families but also from the entertainers who regularly perform ...

Recession doesn’t always equal a housing crisis

If you are homeowner, you are likely concerned about the impact COVID-19 is going to have on the value of your home. While our health care providers and leaders use historical data to make decisions on how to best preserve and protect each one of us, all of us are doing that as well for our own ...

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in Mahoning County March 25-31: Austintown Donald A. Gordon and Debra S. Gordon to Charles Baun and Rita Baun, 3301 Meanderwood Drive, $195,000 Terrance L. White to Mark H. Greer II, 4135 Woodmere Drive, $92,900 Joseph P. Kunovich and Donna Burton to Donald T. ...

Volunteer Valley mask makers fill void

YOUNGSTOWN — Liz Nalepa of Youngstown is spending her time honing in on the most effective pattern and materials to use when sewing fabric masks for medical professionals on the front tlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. There’s an immediate need for masks in the Mahoning Valley and ...